30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

Category Archives: Racing plans

And that’s a wrap!

I have FINALLY finished the Virtual Half Marathon that I started after the injury. I am very excited to get my medal in the mail. Though I am a bit concerned as I see some folks have gotten theirs already. When I started the virtual half, my first session was for a tenth of a …

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Lighthouse Loop Race Report, in which I run, and more….

So on Sunday October 26th, I ran the Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon. This was one of those odd little B races.  I wanted to do it because I had missed it last year due to injury.  It is a pretty fast course with a smaller field. I love lighthouses.  If you look back though, my …

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Taper week one: will I find speed?

This taper week is amusing. I got an email stating… “This week is a little different” When I looked at it, I had the usual reaction to taper.  A little bit of GLEE, and a bit of confusion…thinking, Gee, why is this so little, does he not think I can do it? I realized it’s …

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Peak…week.

This week has lower miles than last week….but… it’s still….  exciting. Monday I had a swim.  This was not exciting. It was peaceful, and long and stretchy. I was still tired from the longer run on Sunday, so… Monday night I had a deep tissue massage.   It was a challenge to get through.  The …

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Could I be winning?

So yes, I am still sitting here in Florida.   Limbo Limbo.  I go back and forth, i want to go, then part of me doesn’t.  In part because training is going pretty much better than I expected this week. Tuesday I awoke and was disappointed to find out my left back tweak was still …

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Chlorination

Woweeee.   I really spent the week in the pool. Chlorine city. I did have a few sweaty enjoyable spins in there too, but for the most part… Benefits of pool run:  Lots of time with friends.  Got to get to know the AM lifeguard really much better- he’s a nice guy, quirky and funny. …

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Soooo

I just got my training for this week.  Holy Moley   I thought last week was tough.  Well. There may be some puking this week.  But he did throw me a carrot in that next week apparently is rest week.  Huh.

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Midweek….

Training update. Last week my coach told me he was going out cave diving this weekend. He loves this stuff. I dont love that he does it as it is very dangerous. I do think it’s kind of cool and the stuff he sees is amazing.  I also know that there isn’t any stopping this …

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Race Report: Sun Runner’s 10K Vero Beach, FL

I have not run a race in so long I’m having a hard time even writing my race report. Well.  Lets start off with saying Vero Beach, Fl…Sounds kind of like Viera…but isn’t the same.  I thought they were close. No, no they are not. So I signed up for this race, and only the …

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Wednesday…banished the grumpies.

Wow.  It was BRISK this morning. 38 degrees. I was pretty darn snug in my bed.   Seriously.  I felt like a toasty cinnamon bun.  I wanted to sleep more, but I was awake.  I had had a very realistic, yet insane dream and I spent my first 10 minutes of awake time, laying in …

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